We are loving this mild autumn weather and making the most of it by getting these kiddies out and about before any cold weather and colds stop us. The Southbank is such a joy on days like this add to this the Tate Moderns slippery sliddy floor area and you havea recipe for success with small kids. We were home in time for dinner and feeling very smug about how good it was and what good parents we were. Simple pleasures!
My boy has grown so much since the summer. With the start of school the transformation is immense, he is doing so amazingly and adapting so well to so much change. New environment, new people, new/ more rules and so many new things to absorb. We have our dramas at the school gate every now and then but overall he is so incredible and loved by his teachers and class mates so we couldn’t ask for more.
We kept it very simple and had girlie evening with Glammy to celebrate her birthday. Even the littlest girl celebrated with us which was a real treat, while the boys had an afternoon to themselves.
These 3 are my life supply of joy. They annoy me to levels I never knew but they make my heart burst with love, pride, all the wonderful emotions. Couldn’t wish for better company I hope despite my screams, mad moods and nagging they always know without them I am empty. Thank you for being so wonderful!
School started for our boy and were so excited! Admittedly Hal and I were mainly terrified, which is how we like to approach most things, lets face it. Always panicked with every new milestone or change to the normal day to day, at least that’s how i would describe us.
Aydin was all excitement thursday and friday and reports back were that he was doing well. So much for my endless list of worries! Which ranged from not wanting me to leave, not going to the loo alone, not listening, not eating, not being nice to others etc etc etc time 1000!
Now 5th day down and the novelity of school is wearing off. Today he was clinging and begging me to stay kick in mummy guilt! I really hope this will pass and routine will take over, lets face it he loves routine.
On a plus side Aydis teacher was assessing the class today on their phonics and numbers and Aydi rather than going through the letters phonetically read all the teachers guide so his teacher didnt even bother continuing. Then with the numbers they had to stop him counting as he just kept going!
Unfortunately, though they were impressed with his skills they were concerned that he likes to wonder away when bored so they invited me in for a chat. So not sure what that will bring up!
But for now, look how grown up he looks, makes me feel so many extremes of emotion that i have only experienced since becoming a mum. Prior to motherhood i had no idea you could feel so ecstatically proud and happy but so overwhelming sad and pained in one breath. Sad that they grow up so fast that you have no control over that and those glimpses of them being grown up and things changing is so terrifying and sad becuase this bit is so wonderful and they are so innocent and amazing! I love him so intensely and fiercely no one could have prepared me for this intensity of emotions. When i think i can’t possibly be more into him he does something else that blows me away and like this we have arrived at this fantastic, intelligent 4 year old who will undoubtedly squeeze out more love from my heart which i never imagined could exist.
2 haircuts have made our little toddler a proper boy! A huge part of me wanted to let his hair grow back so he could look teeny again but with school starting shorter is more practical. Now i just find myself wondering how i can have such a handsome school boy. School boy!!!!!
This girl is such a ball of energy, smiles and joy that dispite her boob obsession the constant night feeds, i still feel totally in love with her when she greets me with a huge smile each morning. No rush to talk but nonetheless she manages to express everything she wants even if everything is babas, daddies, aydis or meows! More recently mama, took your time Ambi!